ABB wins order for Indonesia's first combined-cycle power plant

ABB to build a 135-megawatt power plant - its first IPP (Independent Power Producer) project in Indonesia

Zurich, Switzerland, November 25, 1996 - ABB, the International electrical engineering company, has won a turnkey contract valued at over US$ 100 million to build a gas-fired 135-megawatt combined-cycle power plant at Sengkang in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The order was placed by the independent power producer PT Energi Sengkang, which is a joint venture between PT Trihasra Sarana Jaya Purnama of the Republic of Indonesia, and the two Australian companies Energy Equity Corporation Ltd and Tenneco Holdings Pty Ltd. PT Energi Sengkang will supply power from the plant to the state-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) under a power purchase agreement signed between the two parties. Fuel for the plant will come from the Kampung Baru Gasfield, some 30 km away. The first phase of the plant, operating in simple-cycle mode, is scheduled to come into service as early as August 1997, with full combined-cycle operation by August 1998.

The power plant will incorporate ABB's advanced combined-cycle technology with low-NOx burners, which achieve high fuel efficiency, low emissions and reduced operating costs. It is ABB's first combined-cycle IPP power plant in Indonesia and will provide up to half of the base-load power generation requirements of the South Sulawesi region over the next 4-5 years. It will also enable PLN to meet the existing and forecast demand for electricity. The new power plant will support the fast-growing industrial and economic development in this region by providing much-needed reliable and efficient electricity.

ABB will supply two gas turbosets and one steam turboset, the associated heat recovery steam generators, the electrical generators and the complete power plant control system. In addition, ABB will supply a 150-kilovolt high-voltage switchyard and a 34-km power line to connect the new power plant to PLN's national grid at Soppeng, South Sulawesi. ABB will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the complete plant and also for its operation and maintenance during the first 6 years. This demonstrates ABB's unique ability to provide a full range of products, systems and services to meet its customers overall needs.

The order was won by ABB Power Generation, Switzerland, part of ABB's global Power Generation segment which employs more than 46,000 people worldwide with orders in 1995 of over US$ 10 billion. The ABB Group employs approximately 217,000 people with orders in 1995 of over US$ 36 billion. (End)

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